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Tales from Acorn Wood live, Disney's Strange World and free craft sessions this February half term at South Mill Arts in Bishop's Stortford

Escape to a wonderful woodland, explore a magical kingdom and show off your crafting skills this February half term at South Mill Arts.

And there is even a chance to see behind the scenes on a special tour of the Bishop's Stortford venue.

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's beloved Tales from Acorn Wood will be brought to life on stage in a show that promises to be the perfect treat for children of all ages.

Tales from Acorn Wood. Picture: Mark Senior (61946068)
Tales from Acorn Wood. Picture: Mark Senior (61946068)

The spectacular performance, created by the team that brought you Dear Zoo Live and Dear Santa, will feature the much-loved book series' characters in an enchanting lift-the-flap experience. It is packed with toe-tapping songs, puppetry and all your favourite friends from Acorn Wood.

Poor old Fox has lost his socks! Are they in the kitchen or inside the clock? And Rat-a-tat-tat! Who's that keeping tired Rabbit awake?

You can also join in with Pig and Hen's game of hide-and-seek and discover the special surprise Postman Bear is planning for his friends.

Tales from Acorn Wood is on Friday February 17 (4pm) and there are two performances on Saturday February 18 (11am & 2pm). Tickets are priced at £16.50 and a family ticket is £60.

Immerse yourself in an amazing adventure when Disney's animated sci-fi fantasy Strange World (PG) comes to South Road venue's big screen.

A family of explorers must fight for survival when they travel to a mysterious subterranean realm.

Strange World is on Wednesday February 15 at 2pm. Tickets are priced at £7.50.

Disney's Strange World
Disney's Strange World

Enjoy getting creative with some extra bounce at Bishop's Stortford Museum's free Spring Into Spring crafting sessions.

As well as making their own jack-in-the-box with a paper spring, little ones will get to discover where else springs are used in everyday life.

The classes take place on Wednesday February 15, Thursday 16 and Friday 17 with free drop-in between 10am and 2pm. There is no need to book.

Spring Into Spring crafting sessions (61946063)
Spring Into Spring crafting sessions (61946063)

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes and how big shows are put on at South Mill Arts?

Well you can find out by taking a free tour with the venue's technical manager to discover exactly how the magic happens on stage.

The tour takes place on Sunday February 19 at 11am.

Visit southmillarts.co.uk to find out more or call 01279 710200.

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